the requested records contain personnel rules and/or internal practices
the TSA and are thusproperly withheld from disclosure under this exemption.
This information reveals Sensitive Security Information (SSI) and is exempt from disclosureunder Exemption (b)(3), which permits the withholding
records specifically exempted fromdisclosure
another Federal statute. Title 49 U.S.C. Section 114(r) exempts from disclosureSSI that "would be detrimental to the security
disclosed. The TSAregulations implementing Section 114(r) are found in 49 CFR Part 1520.
Exemption (b)( 6) permits the government to withhold all identifying information that applies to aparticular individual when the disclosure
such information "would constitute a clearlyunwarranted invasion
personal privacy." This requires the balancing
the public's right todisclosure against the individual's right to privacy. After performing this analysis, we havedetermined that the privacy interest in the identities
the individuals in the records you haverequested outweigh any minimal public interest in disclosure
the information. Please note thatany personal interest you may have in that information does not factor into the aforementionedbalancing test.The fees incurred to process your request do not exceed the minimum threshold necessary forcharge and, therefore, there are no fees associated with processing this request.
In the event that you wish to appeal this determination, an administrative appeal may be made inwriting to Kimberly Walton, Assistant Administrator, Office
Liberties,Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement (CRLIOTE), Transportation Security Administration,
Street, East Building, E7 -121 S, Arlington,
20598-6033. Your appeal
mustbe submitted within 60
days from the date
this determination. It should contain your FOIArequest number and state, to the extent possible, the reasons why you believe the initialdetermination should be reversed. In addition, the envelope in which the appeal is mailed
should be prominently marked "FOIA Appeal." Please note that the Assistant Administrator'sdetermination
the appeal will be administratively final.2